Welcome to Forest Friends

Nature Preschool for North Idaho


Our Mission

Forest Friends School serves kids ages 4-6 in the Coeur d'Alene,  Idaho area. We are located just 10 minutes South of downtown CDA on 5 beautiful acres of forest & field.

We believe in using the tools of nature and nurture to help children at this precious, foundational age grow.

We are full for Fall 2021 with a waitlist. If you're interested in Fall 2022, click below to get your name on the contact list!

Our Program

A love of nature. A love of learning.



No screens.

Earth, Forest, and Sky - 50% of the day.

Run, jump, create.

Get messy.


Routines to guide our day.

Local plants and animals.

Organizing self.

Caring for self, others, and environment.

Excellent Children's literature.

Math, reading and writing prepraration.


Growing mind, body, and spirit.

Teacher observations.

Child-led self assessment.

Ready to soar.

Thanks for reaching out!